USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 25, 2022

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 25, 2022, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Ships Underway Total Battle […]

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 25, 2022, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship.

Ships Underway

Total Battle Force Deployed Underway
298
(USS 241, USNS 57)
111
(USS 73, USNS 38)
 82
(56 Deployed, 26 Local)

Ships Deployed by Fleet

2nd Fleet 3rd Fleet 4th Fleet 5th Fleet 6th Fleet 7th Fleet Total
0 9 3 13 29 57 111

In Okinawa

F-35B Lightning II aircraft assigned to Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 121 sit on the flight deck of amphibious assault carrier USS Tripoli (LHA-7) on June 26, 2022. US Navy Photo

Amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA-7) is in port in Okinawa, Japan.

Tripoli departed Naval Station San Diego, Calif., on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific on May 2. The 45,000-ton big-deck amphibious ship has 20 F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters embarked to evaluate the Marines’ “lightning carrier” concept. The Navy and Marine Corps are testing Tripoli’s adjunct capability to a carrier strike group, USNI News has reported.

In Sasebo, Japan

Damage Controlman 3rd Class Jabari Mckenzie, from Tampa, Fla., assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault carrier USS America (LHA-6), patrols during a countermeasure washdown on the ship’s flight deck on July 22, 2022. US Navy Photo

Japan-based USS America (LHA-6) is in port in Sasebo, Japan.

In Singapore

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), pulls in to Changi Naval Base, Singapore for a scheduled port visit on July 22, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is in Singapore for the first time in three years.

Carrier Strike Group 5

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro meets with sailors in the hangar bay of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on July 22, 2022. US Navy Photo

Aircraft carrier

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.

Carrier Air Wing 5

A C-2A Greyhound attached to the Providers of Fleet Logistics Squadron (VRC) 30 launches from the flight deck USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on July 20, 2022. US Navy Photo

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, based at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, is embarked aboard Ronald Reagan and includes a total of nine squadrons and detachments:

  • The “Royal Maces” of VFA-27 – Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) – from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
  • The “Diamondbacks” of VFA-102 from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Eagles” of VFA-115 from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Dambusters” of VFA-195 from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Shadowhawks” of VAQ-141 – Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) – from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Tiger Tails” of VAW-125 – Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) – from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Providers” of VRC-30 – Detachment 5 – Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) – from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Golden Falcons” of HSC-12 – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) – from Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan.
  • The “Saberhawks” of HSM-77 – Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) – from Naval Air Facility Atsugi.

Cruisers

An MH-60S Knight Hawk attached to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 prepares to land on the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) as the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 67) steams in the background on July 17, 2022. US Navy Photo

  • USS Antietam (CG-54), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.

Destroyer Squadron 15

Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Kavazia Rice, from Houston, aims a firehose at a simulated fire during a firefighting drill on the flight deck aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG-65) on July 15, 2022. US Navy Photo

Destroyer Squadron 15 is based in Yokosuka, Japan, and is embarked on the carrier. Destroyers from Destroyer Squadron 15 are also assigned to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group. USS Benfold (DDG-65) recently transited through the Taiwan Strait and performed a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea, USNI News reported.

  • USS Benfold (DDG-65), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan

In the Middle Pacific

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday salutes the side boys as he arrives aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 on July 22, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is in Hawaii participating in the Rim of the Pacific 2022 exercise.

“Twenty-six nations, 38 surface ships, four submarines, nine national land forces, more than 170 aircraft and approximately 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 29 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California,” according to the Navy.

Ships Participating in RIMPAC 2022:

Australia

  • Landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra (L02)
  • Frigate HMAS Warramunga (FFH 152)
  • Attack submarine HMAS Farncomb (SSG-74)
  • Replenishment ship HMAS Supply (A195)

Canada

  • Frigate HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331)
  • Frigate HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338)

Chile

  • Frigate CNS Almirante Lynch (FF07)

France

  • Frigate FS Prairial (F731)

India

  • Frigate INS Satpura (F48)

Indonesia

  • Frigate KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai (332)

Japan

  • Helicopter Destroyer JS Izumo (DDH-183)
  • Destroyer JS Takanami ((DD-110)

Malaysia

  • Corvette KD Lekir (FSG26)

Mexico

  • Frigate ARM Juárez (POLA-101)
  • Landing ship tank ARM Usumacinta (A412)

New Zealand

  • Replenishment ship HMNZS Aotearoa (A11)

Peru

  • Corvette BAP Guise (CC-28)

The Philippines

  • Frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)

Republic of Korea

  • Landing helicopter platform ROKS Marado (LPH-6112)
  • Destroyer ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG-991)
  • Destroyer ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH-976)
  • Attack submarine ROKS Shin Dol-seok (SS-082)

Singapore

  • Frigate RSS Intrepid (69)

U.S.

  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN‑72)
  • USS Essex (LHD‑2)
  • USS Fitzgerald (DDG‑62)
  • USS Mobile Bay (CG‑53)
  • USS Gridley (DDG‑101)
  • USS Michael Monsoor (DDG‑1001)
  • USS Sampson (DDG‑102)
  • USS Spruance (DDG‑111)
  • USS William P. Lawrence (DDG‑110)
  • USS Chafee (DDG‑90)
  • USS Tulsa (LCS-16)
  • USNS Grasp (T‑ARS‑51)
  • USS Charlotte (SSN‑766)
  • USS Topeka (SSN‑754)
  • USCGC Midgett (WMSL)
  • USNS Washington Chambers (T‑AKE‑11)
  • USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T‑AO‑187)
  • USNS Pecos (T‑AO‑197)
  • USV Nomad
  • USV Ranger
  • USV Sea Hawk
  • USV Sea Hunter
    Operating off California
  • USS Portland (LPD-27)

Philippine Navy leadership and distinguished visitors observe an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the ‘Tophatters’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, make an arrested landing on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 on July 21, 2022. US Navy Photo

Countries participating include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States. Countries not represented by ships at the exercise will be represented by ground elements, along with participation either in the various combined command and staff groups or as observers.

Four countries – Australia, India, Japan and South Korea – have confirmed that their fixed wing aircraft will join, with two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), an Indian Navy P-8I MPA, a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) P-1 MPA and a Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) P-3 Orion MPA participating.

Carrier Strike Group 3

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) sails behind Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE-11) prior to a replenishment-at-sea during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 on July 20, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, on patrol since leaving San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 3.

Carrier

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), homeported in San Diego, Calif.

Carrier Air Wing 9

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Koji Iwasaki, from Los Angeles, transports an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the ‘Tophatters’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, using a spotting dolly in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on July 16, 2022. US Navy Photo

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., is embarked aboard Abraham Lincoln and includes a total of nine squadrons and detachments:

  • The “Black Aces” of VFA-41 Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) flying F/A-18Fs from Naval Air Station Lemoore.
  • The “Tophatters” of VFA-14 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Lemoore.
  • The “Vigilantes” of VFA-151 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Lemoore.
  • The “Black Knights” of VMFA 314 – Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) flying F-35Cs from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.
  • The “Wizards” of VAQ-133 – EA-18G – Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) – from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
  • The “Wallbangers” of VAW-117 – E-2D – Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) – from Naval Air Station Point Mugu, Calif.
  • The “Titans” of VRM-30 – CMV-22B – Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) – from Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.
  • The “Chargers” of HSC-14 – MH-60S – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) – from Naval Air Station North Island.
  • The “Raptors” of HSM-71 – MH-60R – Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) – from Naval Air Station North Island.

Cruiser

  • USS Mobile Bay (CG-53), homeported at Naval Station San Diego, Calif.

Destroyer Squadron 21

Destroyer Squadron 21 is based in San Diego and is embarked on the carrier.

  • USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62), homeported at Naval Station San Diego.
  • USS Gridley (DDG-101), homeported at Naval Station Everett, Wash.
  • USS Sampson (DDG-102), homeported at Naval Station Everett.
  • USS Spruance (DDG-111), homeported at Naval Station San Diego.

Amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2) is underway off the coast of Hawaii after departing Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on July 10.

In the Ionian Sea

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), pulls out of Palma de Mallorca, Spain following a scheduled port visit. July 19, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) departed Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and is back underway in the Ionian Sea.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has extended the deployment of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, its escorts and Carrier Air Wing 1 as a hedge against Russian aggression in Europe.

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) has been operating in the Mediterranean Sea since Austin ordered the strike group to remain on station in December as Russia massed forces along the Ukrainian border.

One defense official told USNI News the carrier could remain in the region until August before returning to its homeport in Norfolk, Va. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is expected to be relieved in the Mediterranean by the George H. W. Bush Carrier Strike Group.

Carrier Strike Group 8

Carrier

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), homeported in Norfolk, Va.

Carrier Air Wing 1

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., is embarked aboard Harry S. Truman and includes a total of nine squadrons and detachments:

  • The “Red Rippers” of VFA-11 Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) flying F/A-18Fs from Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • The “Fighting Checkmates” of VFA-211 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • The “Blue Blasters” of VFA-34 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • The “Sunliners” of VFA-81 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • The “Rooks” of VAQ-137 – EA-18G – Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) – from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
  • The “Seahawks” of VAW-126 – E-2D – Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) – from Naval Air Station Norfolk, Va.
  • The “Rawhides” of VRC-40 – Detachment – C-2A – Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) – from Naval Air Station Norfolk.
  • The “Dragon Slayers” of HSC-11 – MH-60S – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) – from Naval Air Station Norfolk.
  • The “Proud Warriors” of HSM-72 – MH-60R – Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) – from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.

Cruiser

  • USS San Jacinto (CG-56), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.

Destroyer Squadron 28

Destroyer Squadron 28 is based in Norfolk and is embarked on the carrier.

  • USS Cole (DDG-67), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • USS Bainbridge (DDG- 96), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • USS Gravely (DDG-107), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109), homeported at Naval Station Mayport, Fla.
  • USS Gonzalez (DDG-66), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F310).

In the Eastern Atlantic

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) sails the Atlantic July 17, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are underway near the Strait of Gibraltar. Naval Station Rota, Spain, is nearby, and is frequently used by returning ARG/MEUs for “wash down” in preparation for returning to the United States. The ARG/MEU must pass a rigorous inspection by custom agents and agricultural inspectors to ensure the ships and vehicles are completely clean.

The ARG includes Kearsarge, USS Arlington (LPD-24) and USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44).

The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is based in North Carolina and includes the command element; the aviation combat element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron, 263 (Reinforced); the ground combat element, Battalion Landing Team 2/6; and the logistics combat element, Combat Logistics Battalion 26.

In addition to the MEU itself, embarked commands with the Kearsarge ARG include Amphibious Squadron Six, Fleet Surgical Team 2, Tactical Air Control Squadron 22, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28, Assault Craft Unit 2, Assault Craft Unit 4, Naval Beach Group 2 and Beach Master Unit 2.

In addition to these major formations, not shown are others serving in submarines, individual surface ships, aircraft squadrons, SEALs, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Forces, Seabees, Coast Guard cutters, EOD Mobile Units, and more serving throughout the globe.